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The Bride Wedding Speech – What to Say?

Hi there, Liz here

If you’re a bride who is going to make a speech at her wedding then you’ve come to the right place because I’ve been there and done that.  And believe me, it’s not easy!  My dear Dad died not long before my wedding and although my uncle stepped in to “give me away”, he didn’t really want to try to do the father of the bride speech, so I decided to do it myself.

Easily said, not so easily done!!  I agonised for weeks over the alternatives: a funny speech, with typical wedding jokes; stories of my childhood; stories of how I met my husband to be?

Finally, I found help with my dilemma and I opted for a mixture of all three – no risqué jokes though, that should be left to the best man!

Click Here Now If You’d Like To Know How I Wrote My Bride Wedding Speech In a Little Over 2 Hours

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Easy Wedding Planning Checklist

Amazon ImageIf you’re about to embark on making the arrangements for your wedding then a wedding planning checklist is what you need. Create a document or spreadsheet listing all the items in groups such as Clothing, Decorations, etc. Then add columns listing who is responsible for each item, the date by which the item must be resolved and the solution or provider and the status such as “booked” or “ordered”.

Here are some ideas to help to make sure that you don’t forget anything:

Date

Ceremony

Venue
Official (priest, registrar)
Music
Licence
Flowers

Wedding Breakfast

Venue
Food and drink
Table decorations
Disposable Cameras
Flowers
Wedding favours

Evening Reception

Venue
Food and drink
Music

Flowers

Bouquet
Buttonholes
Flowers for venues (if not provided)

Wedding Officials
Best man
Maid of honour
Bridesmaids
Page boys
Ushers

Clothing

Bride:
Dress
Veil or hat
Shoes
Bag
Going away outfit

Bridesmaids:
Dresses
Shoes

All wedding party men:

Morning suits, shirts, cravats
Dress shoes

Bride’s mother and groom’s mother (not the same colour)
Outfits
Hats

Miscellaneous

Cake
Rings
Gifts for bridesmaids
Honeymoon

If anyone wants to add anything to this easy wedding planning checklist, please leave a comment. You can download a blank checklist Blank Easy Wedding Planner Checklist and one with some of the items filled in as an example Example Easy Wedding Planner Checklist.

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Wedding Speech Etiquette – Not Set in Stone

Traditionally, wedding speech etiquette dictated that the order of speeches was as follows:

  1. Father of the bride welcomes the guests and thanks the organisers of the wedding. He will reminisce about his daughter’s childhood and doubtless cause her great embarrassment. He’ll welcome the groom to the family and toast the bride or the bride and groom
  2. The groom responds and says nice things about this new bride, thanks the organisers again and the best man.
  3. The bride may speak now although this is a break with true tradition.
  4. The best man takes his turn now, usually telling funny stories about the groom. The best man then reads out all the greetings and toasts the newly weds. […]
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Affordable Wedding Invitations

If you’re planning your wedding then finding affordable wedding invitations will be on your to do list. The best wedding invitations are those which reflect the style of your wedding and your own character. Here’s just a tiny taste of the available. affordable wedding invitations . […]

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Best Man Wedding Speeches

A wedding speech is an incredibly big deal.

Even if the most self-confident people, who are reasonably well versed at public speaking, get the jitters when they’re asked to speak at somebody’s wedding: the weight of expectation resting on you, as the speech-maker, is pretty huge. […]

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Wedding Budget Planning

Wedding Budget Planning (Wedding Planning)

Wedding Budget Planning (Wedding Planning)This book will save you money! Weddings are expensive but they don’t have to be – get this book NOW to avoid spending more than you should! […]

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